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TEFAF New York Spring 2019
TEFAF New York Spring 2019
TEFAF New York Spring 2019
TEFAF New York Spring 2019
TEFAF New York Spring 2019
TEFAF New York Spring 2019
TEFAF New York Spring 2019
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Installation shot TEFAF New York Spring 2019 | Donald Ellis Gallery
Installation shot TEFAF New York Spring 2019 | Donald Ellis Gallery
Installation shot TEFAF New York Spring 2019 | Donald Ellis Gallery
Installation shot TEFAF New York Spring 2019 | Donald Ellis Gallery
Installation shot TEFAF New York Spring 2019 | Donald Ellis Gallery
Installation shot TEFAF New York Spring 2019 | Donald Ellis Gallery
Installation shot TEFAF New York Spring 2019 | Donald Ellis Gallery

TEFAF New York Spring 2019

May 3–7, 2019

Park Avenue Armory, New York


Donald Ellis Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the third edition of TEFAF New York Spring to be held at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, from May 3-7, 2019 with a VIP preview day on May 2nd.

At TEFAF New York Spring 2019 the gallery will present a highly selected and extraordinarily important group of objects from various indigenous cultures of North America - several of which are considered the finest extant examples of their type. Highlights include the Donati Studio mask, widely perceived to be the most important Yup’ik mask in private hands that brought a world record price when last sold a decade ago. The mask formerly belonged to the Surrealist painter Enrico Donati whom among other Surrealist artists was not only fascinated with but also avidly collected Yup’ik masks. Additionally, the gallery will exhibit an exceptionally rare and important Oystercather shamans rattle attributed the 18th century Tlingit carver Kadjisdu.acxh II, who has been identified as the most important historical Indigenous artist on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Further highlights include an exquisitely rendered portrait mask of Djilakons, the legendary Haida ancestress, a monumental Tlingit Model Totem Pole and a remarkable group of prehistoric Inuit ivories from Alaska, attesting to a two thousand year old tradition of artful carving in the Bering Sea region.

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Highlights of the Exhibition

Antler Club CN4313-123

Antler Club

Tsimshian
Northern British Columbia
18th century or earlier
Inventory # CN4313-123
Dance Mask E4126

Dance Mask

Yup’ik
Kuskokwim River, Alaska
ca. 1890–1910
Inventory # E4126

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